New York: Amy's Bread

Wednesday morning, my sister and I had a late start. To waste time before the Daily Show (thanks again to my sister's new love of Twitter), we shopped around midtown and grabbed some chicken and rice from a halal cart (2nd time that week). Finally, we ran out of things to do so we headed over to the Daily Show studio.

Unlike the Colbert Report where you're expected to get there super early and stand in line, for the Daily Show, all you have to do is pick up your ticket number and come back when it's time to open the doors. We showed up a good hour and a half early and got tickets 209 and 210. Which is insane because they only pass out 216 or something like that. What time do other people show up to get their tickets?

Anyway, after we got our tickets, we were told to go away and come back later. I didn't know anything in the area except for Amy's Bread so there we went:

There's nothing more inviting than the smell of freshly baked goods the minute you walk through the door:

There were so many things to choose from, but we settled on two cookies:

The kitchen sink cookie sounded most interesting. It contained coconut, chocolate, pecans, oats, and cranberries. The oats added a great texture to the cookie and the cookie as a whole was subtly sweet.

The winner of the day, however, had to be the double chocolate pecan chubbie, which was recommended to us by the lady behind the counter. How can anything called a "chubbie" go wrong? I have to say that the double chocolate pecan chubbie was the best cookie I had in New York this trip. Hands down. It was so intense, so rich, so chocolate-y that it tasted more like a brownie than a cookie. UH-MAY-ZING.

My sister and I are apparently not very good at wasting time, because we ended up back at the studio with lots of time to spare. We had such a great time at the taping. The stand up comedian opening for the show wasn't as good as the one at the Colbert Report, but the Daily Show itself was hilarious and Jon Stewart was HOT. I love how much fun Stewart had throughout the show. He never messed up once, but he would bang on the desk in laughter while he watched the pre-taped segments. He also handled his guest Richard Lewis astoundingly well, considering how Lewis was a mess and made absolutely no sense during the so-called interview.

If you want to watch the show we were at, check out the March 23rd episode with Richard Lewis.

Amy's Bread
672 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 977-2670


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